October 2022

28Oct(Oct 28)2:30 PM03Nov(Nov 3)11:00 AMAwake in the Wild: Cultivating Awareness, Wisdom, Wonder in NatureRETREAT NOW IN SESSION(October 28) 2:30 PM - (November 3) 11:00 AM Upper Retreat Hall Teacher(s): Mark Coleman; Susie Harrington; Kaira Jewel Lingo; Kirsten Rudestam (guest trainee), Dawn Neal (guest trainee) Sold OutOn-landNo prerequisiteOpen

Event Details

Dates: Friday to Thursday, October 28 – November 3, 2022 (6 nights). Code 206R22.
Sliding Scale: $300-$2640, PLUS a donation to the teacher(s).
Arrival Time: 2:30-4:30 p.m.
Departure Time: 11:00 a.m.

Registration opens approximately 9:00 a.m. Pacific Time on June 29, 2022.



Like the Buddha, people for millennia sought refuge, clarity and wisdom in nature. On this silent, outdoor retreat in the serenity and beauty of hills and meadows at Spirit Rock, we explore potent awareness and sensory based meditations that open us to insight, interconnection and peace.

On this retreat, we will cultivate a receptive, embodied quality of attention. This awareness supports learning from nature’s teachings on impermanence, the illusion of our separateness and the inter-dependence of all life. We will also explore how nature evokes not only profound insight but also brings forth the capacity for resilience and inspired action in these ecologically challenging times.

There will be nature-based sitting and walking practice, Dharma talks group meetings. There’s also time to explore the beauty of nature with contemplative presence both alone and in community. Be prepared for unexpected delight, mystery, silence and illumination.

Scholarship offerings: In returning to the land, we will also be returning to our pre-pandemic scholarship options and policies. All scholarship rates require a minimum fee ($50/night). Scholarships are limited to TWO per calendar year for on-land retreats. And, while we are not able to offer “no one turned away”-type of scholarships for in-person retreats, they are still available for online offerings.

Room Occupancy Update*: Starting with our “Living with Awareness” retreat on March 27, 2022, we will return to double occupancy rooms. Many of our rooms are single occupancy (only 16 of 80 rooms are double occupancy). We will also return to offering a “guaranteed single room” rate and these will be limited (16). This rate guarantees a single room while helping to support scholarships and all we do here at Spirit Rock. The remaining single rooms are not exclusive to the top end of the sliding scale; however, they are initially prioritized for those with serious medical needs.

*Subject to change depending upon COVID-19 situation.

IMPORTANT – Details on our current COVID Safety Protocols for In-person Retreats.


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